The veteran of the GRU special forces, retired Major General Alexander Chubarov commented on the boorish trick of conscripts from the elite military unit in Molkin, Kuban, against whom a criminal case was opened on the fact of desecrating the symbols of Russia’s military glory.
We are talking about a monument to the fallen soldiers of the 10th brigade of the GRU special forces, which stands on the territory of the unit. The personnel of the brigade from 2004 to 2008 participated in the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus, military operations in South and North Ossetia.
The soldier slapped one of the bronze fighters in the face, demonstrated a choke hold on another bent figure from the composition, and then kicked the sculpture. A nearby conscript soldier was filming this entire shameful process on camera. The video immediately spread on the Internet and came to the attention of military investigators.
A criminal case was opened against servicemen from Dagestan and Chechnya. They are suspected of committing a crime under part 4 of Article 354 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (public desecration of the symbols of military glory of Russia, insult to the memory of the defenders of the Fatherland, using an information and telecommunication network, committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy).
“This trick speaks of the extreme bad manners of both the one who scoffs at the monument and the one who filmed it all,” says retired Major General Alexander Chubarov. – These soldiers are serving in a special purpose brigade. And they mock the memory of their own predecessors, who died in the line of their military duty. Their act deserves the most severe punishment, both administratively and disciplinary.
Chubarov knows what he says: he himself had to lose his comrades. As a military intelligence officer, he participated in 39 combat operations during the hostilities in Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
– I myself was born in the North Caucasus, where there is a code of honor. It is not enough to be a good warrior, it is important not to drop personal dignity. Be noble. These guys have stained their honor with their boorish trick. Which is very unfortunate.
– Don’t you think that the fault lies with the fathers-commanders?
– When a young man enters the army, the upbringing process only gains strength. I do not think that in my own special forces the soldiers were abandoned, that they were not given due attention from both the commanders and the educators and psychologists. Spetsnaz is really the elite. I think that now there should be a general meeting, to which the parents of these children should be invited. I would also invite veterans of the 10th GRU special forces brigade from the draft where the soldiers died. Let them tell you how it was. And the one who beat and performed suffocating receptions on the bronze figures of the special forces, and the one who filmed all this, let them look them in the eye.
At one of the online forums, by the way, the distinguished soldiers were invited to arrange a sparring with the colleagues of the dead soldiers.
Meanwhile, it became known that elders from Dagestan and Chechnya could be involved in preventive conversations with guilty soldiers.
– And it will be right. The “baggage” of the elders contains a huge life experience, wisdom, an impeccable reputation, knowledge of traditions and customs. They are often attracted to resolve some conflicts and disputes. Elders are listened to, and they are recognized as entitled to moral sanctions.
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